European flexible-packaging market at $52+ billion in 2020, growing 3% a year to 2026

According to new study from Research & Markets, the European flexible-packaging market was valued at US$52.59 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow 3.01% annually through 2026.

PHOTO: Mondi Group takes home a 2021 Hungaropack Award for its sustainable paper-based FlexiBag at this year’s contest organized by the Hungarian Assn. of Packaging and Materials Handling.

The need for longer product shelf life, increased adoption of flexible packaging over rigid packaging, demand for lightweight products, and changing lifestyles of people in Europe have been the primary drivers for the market. As flexible packaging is known to have better barrier capabilities, it can effectively protect the product from moisture and oxygen, which is particularly important in the pharmaceutical industry, where the production capacity is of prime importance.

Companies mentioned in the report include Amcor PLC, AL INVEST Bridlicná AS, Aluflexpack Group, Bak Ambalaj, Bischof + Klein SE & Co. KG, Constantia Flexibles, Cellografica Gerosa SpA, Cellografica Gerosa SpA, Coveris Holdings, Danaflex Group, Di Mauro Flexible Packaging, Gualapack SpA, Huhtamäki Oyj, ProAmpac LLC, Wipak Oy, Treofan group (Bc Jindal), Sipospack, ePac Holdings LLC, Mondi Group, CDM Packaging, CDM Packaging, Schur Flexible, BERRY GLOBAL INC., and UFlex Limited.

More info: Europe Flexible Packaging Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, Forecasts (2021-2026)